For anyone who may have missed it, at halftime of the College Football Championship tonight Marvel Studios delivered an extended, full-length trailer for Black Panther.
And it is Bad. Ass.
The upcoming MCU entry from Ryan Coogler couldn’t have any more buzz heading into its February release, but this expanded look gives us a better feel for the tone. And the tone is we’re gonna do what we want how we want and it will absolutely work:
See for yourself:
T’Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.
This looks positively legit on every level. And anyone who tells you otherwise is just a silly, silly person. Coogler clearly has a grasp of the material, and nothing is more encouraging than Michael B. Jordan trying his hand at a different character here as the villain, Kilmonger. And the soundtrack should be fantastic. The poster is fantastic. Everything about this movie is great so far.
Black Panther will be here February 16.